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Here are the Best Hikes in Idaho

Here are the Best Hikes in Idaho

The state of Idaho offers some amazing hiking opportunities for hikers at all different skill levels. Idaho has a very rugged terrain with options of easy hikes to hard challenging climbs.

Here are some of the hiking adventures you should not miss if you’re an avid outdoor enthusiast looking to explore the great state of Idaho:

Mount Borah in IdahoMount Borah

Mount Borah is Idaho’s highest mountain with a peak of 12,662 feet.  The Southwest Ridge 9-mile trip is a challenging climb for any avid hiker, and ice axes and crampons are recommended to attack this hike.  This is a dangerous climb, but it is definitely possible to complete if you’re prepared.

Echo Crater

This hiking adventure consists of the pahoehoe lava flows, Broken Top cinder cone, and the lava trees.  The Craters of the Moon National Monument is an 8-mile round-trip rugged volcanic moonscape.  This can be a great night backpacking adventure.

Sawtooth Lake

This hike has everything you could possibly want from an outdoor adventure.  It consists of the forest, creek, roaring waterfalls, and the Alpine Lake. You will be able to view Mt. Reagan from the Alpine Lake.

Adventuring in Idaho

Idaho offers many outdoor adventure opportunities that the avid outdoor enthusiast will love.  From lakes and creeks to mountains and rock formations, this state is perfect for the off-the-grid adventurer.

At Silver Spur Outfitters & Lodge, we offer summer trail rides, pack trips, hunting trips, and winter adventures.  We have a wilderness log lodge with all the convenience of home, so that you can sleep comfortably, as well as be adventuring outdoors during the day. The backcountry provides some amazing photographing, fishing, and camping opportunities, which are great for all ages.

Contact Silver Spur Outfitters & Lodge at 208-842-2417 to find out more about our seasonal trips and adventures.

Beginner’s Guide to Field Judging Bighorn Sheep

Beginner’s Guide to Field Judging Bighorn Sheep

If you’re a wild sheep hunter, your goal should always be to kill a mature ram. These older males, who are at the end of their reproductive years, are most susceptible to winter weather and predators, so it makes sense from a conservation standpoint to focus on them. It’s also a legal issue, since many… Continue Reading

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